Langtang Valley Trek

This easy and short trek offers the exploration of Tamang ethnic group, their typical villages,Tibetan Buddhism influenced culture, their local agriculture in green terrain farm lands, dense rhododendron forest with blooming flowers in spring season, mountain foot hills, glacier Rivers, spectacular Himalayan views of Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Himalayan range, Langtang peak, Lantang Lirung peak, Nayakanga peak (Ganjala Chuli),Yala peak,Langshisha peak, Gangchhenpo, Dorje Lakpa peak, Shishapangma peak etc.

Langtang national park preserves  different kinds of wild animals such as snow leopard, panda, ghoral, tharal, mountain thar, monkey, musk deer etc. also the birds  danfe (Nepali national bird), long tail bird, sparrow,Himalayan dove etc. Yala peak climbing is easy technically located on the altitude of 5800m.

Trip summery in facts:
Trip Title: Langtang Valley Trek
Maximum Elevation: 4980m.
Walking Level: 5-7 hours per day.
Trip Duration: 11 Days
Mode of Operation: tea house lodge trek
Best Season: Mar, Apr, May & Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec.
Trip Grade: Moderate
Group size: Minimum: 2 people to Maximum: 18 people

Outline Itinerary: Langtang Valley Trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome by ART member and transfer to hotel 2 star bed & breakfast.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Syabrubensi 1467m by  jeep 6 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 03: Syabrubensi trek to Lama Hotel 2470m 6 hours walking along the Langtang River.Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 04: Lama Hotel trek to Langtang village 3400m 5 hours.Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 05: Langtang trek to Kyangjing Gompa 3850m 4 hours. After lunch, visit possible to see Langtang Lirung glacier if your physical condition is correct this day. Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 06: Kyangjing Gompa to Cherku ri peak 4980m  5 hours walking. The excellent views of Tibetan mountain range, Yala peak, Lanshisha peak, Gangchhenpo peak, Shisapangma peak, Dorje Lakpa peak, Ganjala Chuli etc. Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 07: Kyangjing Gompa trek to Lama Hotel (2610m) 5 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 08: Lama hotel trek to Thulo Syabru (2150m) 6 hours. The biggest Tamang ethnic village in the region. Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 09: Thulo Syabru trek to Dhunche 1960m. 5 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 10: Dhunche to Kathmandu by local bus 6 hours and transfer to hotel 2 star bed & breakfast.
Day 11: International departure.

COST INCLUDES:
-Airport-hotel transfers by private car
-2 star hotel in Kathmandu bed and breakfast.
-Trekking permits of Langtang National Park and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System).
-Accommodation in tea house lodge + camping twin basis.
-Food (breakfast,lunch & dinner) with hot drinks during the trek.
-Salary, insurance, bus tickets, food and accommodation for guide, assistant guide and porters.
-Kathmandu to Syabrubensi and Dhunche to Kathmandu by jeep.
-13 %  VAT compulsory government tax and local taxes.

COST EXCLUDES:
-Nepal tourist  visa fee 25 $ for two weeks &  40 $ or a month. Nepal visa can be obtained upon arrival.
-International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
-Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
-Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
-Travel, trekking and helicopter rescue insurance.
-Cold and alcoholic drinks
-Personal high altitude medicines, first aid kits, equipment, gears, cloths etc.
-Tips for guide, assistant guide and porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal.

Clothing & Equipment Check List:
Important documents and items
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
Head
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Upper Body
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket *
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Hands
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
Lower Body
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of Hiking shorts
1 pair of Hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Feet
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
Sleeping
1 sleeping bag (- 15 degrees C)*
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carry on)
1 large duffel bag *
A small day bag/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Medical
Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
1 compass or GPS(optional)
1 alarm clock/watch
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
large Zip lucks
2 water bottles (1 liter each)
1 small folding knife
Binoculars (optional)
4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
Toiletries
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Deodorants
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash
Extras/Luxuries
Reading book
Trail map/guide book
Journal and pen
iPod
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at tea houses and/or camps)
1 modest swim suit
Binoculars (optional)
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
Lightweight pillow case (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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